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Welcome to the JGAAP Team. With just the following simple steps we'll have you hacking away.

If you have any questions that arise from this guide please contact JGAAP Support.


Setting up Git & GitHub


  1. Goto and create an account, mine is mvryan (michael vincent ryan)
  2. Send your new account name to JGAAP Support to request access.
  3. Wait for the response of being added to the JGAAP Project on GitHub


  • Install Git, GitHub already has detailed instructions on this here.



  1. Download a copy of either the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers or the Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers from here.
  2. Unzip the folder.
  3. Move the folder to Program Files(Windows)/Applications(MacOS)/your home directory (N*X).

Setup Workspace

Creating a Local Clone of the Repository
  1. Open Eclipse
  2. Click on the Open Perspective button in the top right corner
  3. Select Other... from the dropdown menu
  4. In the window that opens choose Git Repository Exploring
  5. In the Git Repositories frame on the left click the 2nd button in the 2nd group of buttons it has the tool tip, Clone Git Repository and add the clone to this view
  6. Go to
  7. Click on the HTTP button and copy the URL it displays.
  8. Paste this URL into the URI field that is in the Clone Git Repository window in Eclipse.
  9. All of your information should be added automatically except the password, Enter your password.
  10. Click Next
  11. Select the branches you want to checkout, I suggest only master.
  12. Click Next
  13. Click Finish
Adding JGAAP to your Java Perspective
  1. Open Eclipse.
  2. Get into the Git Repository Exploring perspective.
  3. Under the JGAAP repository 2nd click on the Working directory.
  4. In the menu list that appears select Import Projects...
  5. Click Next Until finished
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